Gandhi Smriti

Gandhi Smriti information

Location
Delhi , India
Address
5 Tees January Marg
Telephone
+91 11 23012843
Getting there
Metro: Racecourse
Prices
camera free, video prohibited
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun, closed every 2nd Sat of month
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This poignant memorial is where Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by a Hindu zealot on 30 January 1948, after campaigning against intercommunal violence. Concrete footsteps lead to the spot where Gandhi died, marked by a small pavilion.

The adjacent house, where the Mahatma spent his last 144 days, contains rooms preserved as Gandhi left them, plus photographs, paintings and dioramas depicting scenes from Gandhi’s life, set in boxes like 1950s TVs. Upstairs is the interpretative exhibition Eternal Gandhi , with abstract sculptures, curious video displays and sound installations.

In the room where Gandhi lodged, you can see his meagre possessions – not much more than a walking stick, spectacles, a spinning wheel and a pair of chappals (sandals).